Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who developed this technology?
The process was originally developed in Japan in 1978, and the benefits have been studied and refined in Europe since that time.
2. Has CryoTherapy been tested?
Researchers in Europe have been developing and refining CryoTherapy for more than two decades.
3. How does it work?
The Cryosauna uses a mist of nitrogen gas to lower the client’s skin surface temperature from normal body temperature to 30-32 degrees in 30 seconds or less and keeps it that way for two-three minutes. The skin reacts to the cold and sends a powerful message to the brain that acts as a stimulant to all regulatory functions of the body. It produces the scanning of all areas that may not be working to their fullest potential.
4. Is nitrogen gas dangerous to human beings?
No, it isn’t. Nitrogen is a completely friendly gas. Air that we breathe is made up of 16% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen, 78% Nitrogen and 5% of other components.
5. Is it comfortable?
Areas of the body that are particularly sensitive to cold are protected – warm socks cover toes, hands and nose are kept above the upper edge of the chamber and men wear additional protective clothing. Although it is very cold for a matter of seconds during the treatment, it never feels cold beyond endurance and the pleasant after effects outweigh the chill you may feel during the session.
6. How do I feel after?
During each session endorphin’s, or the body’s natural “feel good” substance, are released. The buoyant effects of each session last at least six hours.
7. Can I catch a cold because of this procedure?
The immediate cold impact of the cryo session may raise the internal body temperature up to 104F for a short period of time (around 30-40 sec). This rise has a positive effect on chills and may help to fight a cold.
8. I am claustrophobic. Can I use the Cryosauna?
Yes, you may. The door is never locked and you can step out at any moment. Also, the stage inside the cabin is adjusted to keep your head outside and over the edge of the cabin at all times.
9. Do I have to take a shower before and/or after the procedure?
No, you don’t! This procedure is absolutely dry and does not make your skin wet!
10. What to expect and what to wear?
You will find this information in the videos by Dr. Alan Christianson: here